You know how you say things like “I would NEVER do that”…. looking at my latest sewing/knitting projects I can’t help but roll my eyes at myself.
First up: the first time I flipped through the Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin my thoughts went something like this “hand-sew clothing? That’s crazy! Who would do something so ridiculous as that?” Uhh… me, apparently.
Another evening as I was browsing through the first book by those good ladies over at Mason Dixon, I stopped at the log cabin section. Knit an entire log cabin blanket??? By hand?? Oh, that way madness lies. Until you realize you have 2 storage bins of partial skeins of yarn, none of which is enough for an entire project. Unless they each become a log cabin stripe.
And then there are quilts. Why on earth would anyone want to make a quilt, when there is a plethora of beautiful bedding at any number of stores, just waiting to be taken home?
Don’t worry, the quilt is getting its own post Coming Soon to a Blog Near You. It’s been a beast of a project.
The reason I’m thinking about never saying never? I’m hearing from lots of moms both in the online world and in my live-action world who are considering home-schooling. And I gotta say I LOVE sending my kid(s) to school. And this wouldn’t even be a question, except I LOVE our summer routine. So I’m thinking more, and learning more.
And if I can knit a blanket, hand-stitch an applique skirt, and make a freaking queen size quilt, perhaps I could home-school too. But perhaps I should stick to textiles and leave the schooling to the experts.